September 11, 1988
Citing Geraldo Rivera in Patrick Goldstein's "Hollywood vs. the Media" article (Sept. 4) piece was like mentioning a stuffed poodle in a feature on pit bulls. NEILIA SUTHERLAND Whittier
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1989
I don't know if Goldstein has children or grandchildren, but I would highly recommend that he read some of James Dobson's books about marriage, families or children. In the long run, I believe Dobson's writings will leave a more enduring, positive effect on our society and country, perhaps even the world and future generations, than will the contents of Penthouse and Screw and other pornographic/obscene magazines or videos. Goldstein delights in putting down Dobson when Dobson has put his talents to use in helping thousands, maybe millions, of us in our challenges and struggles as parents.
March 17, 1991
Although I found Goldstein's article thoughtful and well-written, I take exception to the premise that a movie on the Doors can't work because people's memories are too long. Rather, I think it's because people's memories are too short (from drugs? drinking? listening to Doors music that was too loud?). How else could Eve Babitz claim in 1991 to have gone to bed with Morrison (and be so quoted by Goldstein) when she stated in the 1970s in her books "Eve's Hollywood" and "Slow Days, Fast Company" that she never went to bed with Morrison (note Page 100 of "Slow Days")
May 2, 1993
Either Goldstein missed the point completely or didn't see the movie. Redford's character didn't "give (Demi) Moore up." She gave him up; he only let her go without a fight. Didn't Goldstein realize that she had caught on to Redford's ploy? It was she who made the decision to go, and he knew it. She was in control the entire time. The movie's message (and its question is one everyone has asked at some time, usually as a joke) is that it is too expensive to sell yourself for any price.
September 20, 1997
In Patrick Goldstein's recent article on "The Game" director David Fincher, he writes that the "media-shy" Fincher "scoffs at the media's celebrity worship of film directors" and quotes Fincher thus, "I'm not interested in reading about directors. . . . I think the last time I cared what a film director had to say was when I was a kid, reading what Steven Spielberg said in Time magazine about 'Jaws.' " Yet later in the piece, Goldstein writes that Fincher "often quotes from James Cameron and Alfred Hitchcock."
March 28, 2010 |
Something Red A Novel Jennifer Gilmore Scribner: 308 pp., $25 In Jennifer Gilmore's second novel, "Something Red," people find it easier to lust after abstract notions of social change than to figure out how to implement the real thing. Set in Washington, D.C., in 1980, the book revolves around the Goldstein family -- mother Sharon, father Dennis, and teenagers Ben and Vanessa -- all of whom feel they missed out on some mythical moment when large-scale transformation was actually possible.